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1998 (© Roy Keen)
Fearn airfield, HMS Owl
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 17658/40
2. Standard Naval 4 storey Control Tower
Tower:
1. Derelict
2. Derelict (class C listed building), for sale with planning permission to be converted into a house details here
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Opened as a satellite to Tain.
15/7/42 Transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Owl, a torpedo training school.
22/3/43 to 6/43, 747 Sqn formed here with Barracudas, moved to Inskip.
29/2/44 to 28/6/44, 841 Sqn.
5/44 to 10/44, 747 Sqn returned.
7/44 to 11/44, 717 Sqn formed here, moved to Rattray.
8/44 to 10/44, 714 Sqn re-formed here,
moved to Rattray.
11/44 to 4/45, 837 Sqn.
3/45 to 7/45, 816 Sqn.
4/45 to 8/45, 817 Sqn.
7/45 to 8/45, 736 Sqn with Seafires.
11/45 to 5/46, 860 Sqn.
12/45 to 3/46, 708 Sqn, Firebrand Tactical Trials Unit.
First Watch Office at Fearn 1998 (© Bruce Symonds)
HMS Owl
Airfield:
Torpedo Training School
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
2/7/1946
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3, tarmac
Hangars:
1- 125' x 185', 2- 66' x 75', 30- 60' x 70'
County:
Ross-shire, Scotland
Location:
8 miles NE of Invergordon
OS Ref:
NH842758
Links:
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Photographs © as stated
Unknown building with second control tower in the distance 1998 (© Bruce Symonds)
Main Hangar
Guard Room
Decontamination Block
Ward Room
Bomb Store
Sewage Site
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003